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Old Jun 17, 2013, 08:47 PM
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Hello everyone,

This week I posted a sizeable update about our 1 hour flight about a week ago. There you can read all about the flight and view the flight report with plots from our Arduplane autopilot. And as always you can view the videos from the flight as well.

http://solarbubbles.engin.umich.edu/...MaidenSS2.html

I also posted and update about the drivetrain study perform during the winter semester. You can read the proposal and final report. Perhaps its less interesting than flight testing but informative nonetheless.

http://solarbubbles.engin.umich.edu/...n%20Study.html

This next weekend we plan to fly our longest flight yet using solar energy. It happens to be summer solstice, so conditions should be ideal assuming the weather holds up. Please be on the lookout for an update about that next week.

Thanks for looking,

Mike
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 09:14 AM
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Another subscription. Very cool work fellas! The more work done with solar, the cheaper the technology will become so the "rest of us" can afford to use it.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 10:40 PM
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Cool! Specifically the work in the windtunnel!
What is the actual take-off weight of the plane?
Battery weight seems to be around 2700grams.
Looking forward for the upcoming reports!
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 04:31 AM
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Any updates on this?
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Old Apr 03, 2015, 12:59 PM
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Both links below go to nowhere. Did you move the site?

Could you provide some information on the:

Solar panels
Electronics
Engine
Propeller

and so on :-)

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Old May 18, 2015, 02:10 PM
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Hello Everyone,

Thank you for your interest in this project. Unfortunately after I graduated I had to stop working on the project. I believe the server running the website was taken down. I am now working on a much bigger solar UAV in industry. If you have any specific questions I can answer them through PM.

Our last flight lasted approximately 8 hours and the flight data showed we had enough energy to make it through the night.
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